Roanoke County’s Explore Park offers an expanse of rolling hills, deep ravines and pastoral meadows which lend themselves to a multitude of diverse and exciting events and activities which make this location a premier recreation venue and a backdrop for unique and memorable events. It can be tailored to meet individual, group and community needs. This 1100 acre park abounds with beautiful open fields and meadows, wooded areas, river views and access, biking and hiking trails and other scenic and accessible locations. We would be more than happy to discuss with you all that the park has to offer and to see how Roanoke County’s Explore Park can become your palette for adventure, opportunity and fun!
Explore Park’s natural beauty also lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor wedding options. The lawn of the Brugh Tavern is ideal for a tented event, the butterfly bushes and decorative garden arch near the Arthur Taubman Center are ideal for that intimate outdoor ceremony. The rolling hills, pristine woodlands and historic buildings invite your imagination and offer the opportunity to plan the wedding or event of your dreams.
Camp HopeTree offers over 90 acres of rolling hills and mountain forest at the foot the Blue Ridge Mountains. The camp is conveniently located in Bedford County, halfway between Roanoke and Lynchburg. With rustic cabins, banquet facilities, activity pavilions, and athletic fields, Camp HopeTree is the perfect setting for camps, reunions, retreats, weddings, and much more. We can accommodate large and small groups with a variety of lodging options and amenities. Our banquet hall features complete commercial kitchen facilities and seats up to 150 people. With air-conditioned and heated cabins and buildings, and 24-hour facilities support, Camp HopeTree Retreat & Conference Center is an ideal choice any time of the year.
Facilities include numerous main buildings – 10 cabins, a lodge, pavilion, a playground, a fishing pond, a zero-entry swimming pool, a bath house, parking area, barn, and dining hall. The remaining acres consist of gently rolling woodland with streams, in season,, trails, picnic shelters, RV hook ups for wet or dry camping and tent platforms. Meal catering, mini-golf and a horse shoes are available too.
From cabins to meeting areas to program spaces and opportunities . . . the facility of Camp HopeTree Retreat & Conference Center offers a remote and diverse area to meet the needs of many user groups! We can accommodate all budget needs.
Welcome to Cross Keys Barn LLC, the Venue with a View. This venue is located at 921 Cross Keys Road and in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. While our venue offers a rural peaceful location, we are still conveniently located 10 minutes from Harrisonburg and only 4.5 miles off of Interstate 81. Cross Keys Barn LLC is the only renovated bank barn with modern bathroom facilities in Rockingham County, Virginia. The barn is at least 100 years old and has been in the Liskey family for 60 years. Cross Keys Barn LLC features the original barn structure with a few extra special touches added. The barn is perfect for a country wedding or a relaxing meeting atmosphere, dinner party, high school or family reunion and birthday parties. Cross Keys Barn LLC is ADA compatible so everyone can enjoy the facilities. Come and enjoy the beautiful views of the Massanutten peak and the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Silver Hearth Lodge is a private mountaintop retreat for very special events. This unique 40-acre, gated property encompasses the top of Bent Mountain, Va, overlooking the Roanoke Valley at an elevation of 3000' above sea level. A refined rustic day lodge and the only private mountaintop wedding venue in all of the south east, SHL has covered facilities that accommodates 300 for a large, sit down gathering, 150 for a smaller stand up gathering and/or an intimate picnic gathering. With abundant nature and privacy, SHL provides a relaxed atmosphere with well-manicured grounds and evening ambient up-lighting in the trees.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More